The project was inspired by the survey carried out in 2009 to identify reasons why youths are more exposed to HIV in our community (Buea). The outcome of this survey showed that the lack of accurate information about this disease contributes greatly to the denial and the stigma and discrimination which prevails among youths exposing them more to the virus. In effect, this program was initiated with the goal to promote behavioural change, reduce transmission and the prevailing social stigma associated with HIV/AIDS through increase HIV/AIDS awareness creation among children and youths between the ages of 9-19years.

Taking a new turn this year, collaborations have been established in two schools in sensitization and educative talks have been made tackling issues on HIV/AIDS (Baptist Comprehensive Collage Great Soppo (BCC) and CBC Great Soppo). Inspired by the Global AIDS theme, the theme for this program is “Zero infection among youths”. Our special thanks to the Teach AIDS animation programs which facilitated the dissemination of information.

TeachAIDS created since 2005, is an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the fields of education, public health, communications, HCI, and medicine who work together to develop rich-media applications to promote HIV/AIDS prevention despite numerous social and cultural barriers. TeachAIDS is dedicated to addressing the challenges associated with providing health education through the creation of free, research-based, culturally-appropriate learning materials.

Following the link: see what TeachAIDS thinks about our initiative.

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